While often only associated with women, hormonal changes affect both men and women as they get older and cause many of the same symptoms. At Forever Young Complete Healthcare in Iselin, New Jersey, Smita Ohri, MD, and Mudit Arora, MD, offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help optimize hormone levels, alleviate symptoms, and improve your health. To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and if it’s a treatment that would benefit you, call the clinic or book your visit online today.
Changes in hormone levels can cause an array of symptoms that vary in both type and severity. For many, these symptoms have a significant impact on their quality of life. While men and women experience some of the same symptoms as their sex hormones decline, there are some differences.
For men, symptoms are brought on by a decrease in testosterone levels and is a condition referred to as andropause. Symptoms of andropause include:
For women, the symptoms develop due to a decrease in estrogen, which usually begins a few years before officially reaching menopause, or 12 consecutive months without menstruation. Symptoms of menopause include:
If you experience these symptoms, your provider at Forever Young Complete Healthcare can determine if you would benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy during a consultation. After reviewing your symptoms and conducting a physical exam, your provider tests your hormonal levels to determine if hormone therapy is the best choice for you.
Bioidentical hormones are a more natural form of hormone replacement. Traditional hormone therapy uses synthetic hormones to restore hormone balance. Bioidentical hormones are created from yams or soy and designed to have the same chemical structure and function as the hormones produced in your body.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the hormone replacement option offered at Forever Young Complete Healthcare. Your doctor may give you patches, pills, pellets, or vaginal creams that administer the bioidentical hormones to your body, replacing the amount that your body no longer produces by itself.
Your provider customizes your bioidentical hormone replacement regimen to meet your specific hormonal needs based on your hormone testing. Your treatment may include:
Once initiated, you should start to feel relief from your symptoms. Your provider closely monitors your response to treatment and adjusts your plan as needed.
To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and if it’s a treatment that would benefit your health, don’t hesitate to call Forever Young Complete Healthcare or book an appointment online today.